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Finding Your Inner Peace: Lessons from Zen (Soto) Buddhism

September 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Ignatian Interfaith Ministry as Hajime Issan Koyama, a Buddhist priest and disciple of Shōhaku Okumura Rōshi, enlightens us on Buddhism and what it can teach us.

A reception will follow in Wallace Hall.

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About the Speaker
Rev. Issan Koyama is a Buddhist priest and disciple of Shōhaku Okumura Rōshi.  He is originally from Japan and came to the USA as a newspaper and TV journalist.

In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, Issan volunteered for end-of-life care in New York City and subsequently became a professional caregiver.

While working as a full-time hospice chaplain in the USA, Issan co-established and managed a residence and medical facility in Japan that hosted geriatric/palliative patients and family clinics.

His work was featured in both American and Japanese mainstream media, such as The New York TimesAsahi ShimbunPBS Morning Edition, and StoryCorps‘ book “Callings.”

Issan currently divides his time between the USA and Japan, focusing on Dōgen study.


September 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Wallace Hall
980 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028 United States
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